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SRC Inc. wins Marine Corps contract for counter-mortar radar system

By Eric Reinhardt


Cicero–based SRC Inc. has won a 5-year, up to $93 million contract for support and system production of AN/TPQ-49, a counter-mortar radar system for the Marine Corps Systems Command of Quantico, Virginia. (Photo provided by SRC Inc.)

CICERO, N.Y. — The Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded SRC, Inc. a 5-year contract with a ceiling of $93 million for a counter-mortar radar system.

SRC describes it as an “indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ)” contract in a Wednesday news release.

This contract is for the “sustainment support and technology refresh” of the U.S. Marine Corps inventory of AN/TPQ-49 systems and procurement of new AN/TPQ-49A systems. The work includes system refresh kit installation; new system production; live fire testing; program management; initial/sustainment spares provisioning; new equipment training; technical manual production; and field-service representative support.

SRC is a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Cicero that focuses on areas that include defense, environment, and intelligence.

The AN/TPQ-49 radar system has “proven to be effective” at providing early warning and location of the rocket and mortar threats facing troops, the company says. The counterfire radar provides continuous 360-degree surveillance and 3-D rocket, artillery and mortar (RAM) location using a non-rotating, electronically steered antenna.

“We are excited to continue supporting the U.S. Marine Corps with our proven solutions,” Paul Tremont, president and CEO of SRC, said in the release. “The AN/TPQ-49 radar has been critical in ensuring the safety of our warfighters and we are proud to expand our relationship with the Marine Corps through this contract.”

“Because of this new contract award and additional contracts being fulfilled,” SRC is looking to fill more than 300 positions over the next year in the areas of digital engineering, systems engineering, software engineering, integration/test, field application support and program management, the company said.

“This funding will ensure SRC can continue to produce modern systems to keep the men and women of our military safe, while providing good-paying and highly technical jobs here in Central New York,” U.S. Representative John Katko (R–Camillus) said in the release. “SRC remains a worldwide leader in producing this innovative technology. This award will ensure the company is able to continue its work and help grow our region’s local economy.”

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